7 things to do in Norfolk this weekend
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From a classic car show to the final weekend of a popular street food market, there is plenty to keep you entertained in Norfolk this weekend.
1, What: Worth The Weight Vintage Kilo Sale
Where: The Halls, St Andrew’s Plain, Norwich, NR3 1AU
When: October 4, 10am to 4pm
Cost: Early bird tickets (entry from 10am) £3, general admission (entry from 11am) £1.50, under-12s free, tickettailor.com/events/worththeweight
The UK’s biggest vintage kilo sale is returning to the city and customers can grab a bag and fill it with clothing, with items starting at 75p or £15 for a kilo. There will be men and women’s vintage clothing from the 60s to 90s and to make sure the event is Covid-safe, customers must wear a face covering, there is timed ticketed entry and the rails have been spaced out so customers can social distance.
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2, What: Woodforde’s Presents: Classic Car and Automobile Show
Where: Woodforde’s Brewery, Slad Lane, Woodbastwick, Norwich, NR13 6SW
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When: October 3, 11am to 5pm
Cost: Free entry with collections on the gate for the East Anglian Air Ambulance charity
Head to the brewery on Saturday to see a large display of classic cars, motorbikes and unusual vehicles. Meet their owners and see the cars up close and there will also be a craft fair. An outside bar will offer a selection of Woodforde’s ales and beers, soft drinks and pizza slices will also be served direct from the kitchen to enjoy as you walk around. To enter a vehicle or book a stall at the craft fair visit bit.ly/2PPZghr
3. What: Junkyard Market
Where: Car park at St Mary’s Works, Duke Street, Norwich, NR3 1QA
When: October 3 and 4, 12pm to 10pm
Cost: Free, but book a slot at junkyardmarket.co.uk
Head down to St Mary’s Works for the final weekend of Junkyard Market which features an array of vendors, including Norwich-based Christophe’s Crêpes, Afghan street food from 2 Lads Kitchen and The Pork Shack, with Filipino fusion street food. There is also a fully-stocked bar and craft beers from London brewer Jubel, with peach, elderflower and grapefruit flavours, and all orders are made and paid for online and there are spaced out tables seating two, four or six
4, What: The Arc of the Sky Film Screening
Where: The Shoe Factory at St. Mary’s Works, St Mary’s Plain, Norwich, NR3 1QA
When: October 2 and 3, 7pm, 8.15pm, 9.30pm, October 4, 5pm, 6.15pm, 7.30pm
Cost: £5 to £10, voiceproject.co.uk
The Voice Project choir had planned to start rehearsing a new show before lockdown called Arc of the Sky, inspired by the idea of a bird’s-eye view of Holy Trinity Church in Blythburgh, known as the Cathedral of the Marshes, and the landscape it sits in, with performances planned there for July. This was unable to go ahead due to coronavirus, so the 130-strong choir got together with filmmaker Nathan Clarke and art director Sal Pittman and redesigned the project as a film.
5, What: Grandparents Day
Where: Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure, Lenwade, Norwich NR9 5JW
When: October 4, 10am to 5pm
Cost: Half price entry for all grandparents, £8.25 (accompanied by one paying guest over 90cm at £16.50 or season pass holder), book tickets at roarrdinosauradventure.co.uk
This year has been a particularly difficult one for families, with many grandparents suffering from not being able to see or spend time with their grandchildren. Now they have the chance to create lasting memories on Grandparents Day, whether it is dancing with Dippy or tackling the Predator High Ropes.
6, What: Links and Layers Exhibition
Where: Handa Gallery, Wells Maltings, Staithe Street, Wells-next-the-Sea, NR23 1AU
When: October 1 to 11, daily 11am to 4pm
Links and Layers is a group of eight individuals, all living and working in Norfolk, and their latest exhibition features painting, drawing, glasswork, print making and textiles, including contemporary stitch, lace-making and felt-making.
7, What: Hooma Comedy
Where: Bowling House, 7 Dereham Road, Norwich, NR2 4HX
When: Every Friday (Starting October 2), from 8pm
Cost: £20 for a table seating up to four, jokepit.com/comedy-by/hooma-comedy
Start the weekend in style at the Bowling House with comedians from the local scene and beyond every Friday - the October headliners are John Mann, Nelson Gombakomba, Jason Stampe, David Alfie Ward and Justin Panks. To adhere to coronavirus guidelines, you need to stay on your assigned table and as it is an indoor gig you need to wear a face covering unless eating or drinking.